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About the Author and Expert

SUSUN S. WEED, author of New Menopausal Years The Wise Woman Way, Alternative Approaches for Women 30-90 (Ash Tree Publishing, November 2001), is one of America's best-known authorities on herbal medicine and natural approaches to women's health. Expert herbalists and well-known women's health physicians such as Susan Love, MD, Christiane Northrup, MD, Rosemary Gladstar, and David Hoffman recommend her books. For a new generation of women, she has completely rewritten, expanded, and updated her famous menopausal bible, which has sold half a million copies and has been a top-ten seller for a decade.

Since she began studying herbal medicine more than thirty-five years ago, Weed has garnered an international reputation for her groundbreaking lectures, teachings, and writings on health and nutrition, which frequently challenge conventional medical approaches and are unabashedly pro-woman. For example, for more than a decade she has been an outspoken voice warning about the dangers of hormone replacement therapy. The scientific community has only recently (since early 2000) documented HRT's connection to breast cancer and heart attacks.

A powerful advocate for integrative medicine, Weed has appeared on numerous national radio, television, and new-media venues, including National Public Radio, NBC News, CNN, and She has been quoted and interviewed in many major magazines, including Natural Health, Woman's Day, First for Women, and Herbs for Health. She is a contributor to the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women's Studies, and writes a regular column in Sagewoman. Susun authors a monthly e-mail newsletter and maintains Several information-rich websites including

Known for her voracious intellectual appetite, encyclopedic knowledge, and phenomenal energy, Weed maintains a farmstead with dairy goats, reads about a hundred periodicals a month, trains apprentices, and oversees the work of more than four hundred correspondence course students. She also coordinates the activities of the Wise Woman Center, based in Woodstock, New York, an educational center that hosts such teachers as Vicki Noble, Z Budapest, Merlin Stone, Brooke Medicine Eagle, Luisa Teisch and many others.

Weed travels worldwide to speak at major conferences, medical schools, hospital wellness centers, breast cancer centers, midwifery schools, naturopathic colleges, and shamanic training centers. Her teaching fields of expertise encompass herbal medicine, ethnobotany, pharmacognosy, psychology of healing, ecoherbalism, nutrition, and women's health issues.

In addition to New Menopausal Years the Wise Woman Way, Alternative Approaches for Women 30-90, Susun Weed's other best-selling books include Breast Cancer? Breast Health! The Wise Woman Way ; Healing Wise ; Wise Woman Herbal for the Childbearing Year , and Down There: Sexual and Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way, Abundantly Well - Seven Medicines (2019) .

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